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on the dollar. president obama, the first bill he signed was the lily ledbetter fair pay act to make sure women no longer are going to earn 78 cents on the dollar. it makes a difference because these economic issues fundamentally affect every american family and equal pay is fundamental for that. >> ifill: yet so often when we talk about women's issues we're talking about reproductive and health issues. i wonder, attorney general harris, whether the todd akin comments about "legitimate rape" and the debate about that in the republican party, that in some ways was a god send to democrats even though it took your eye off of the economy as an issue >> well, you know, i'm a career prosecutor so the idea that someone would refer to a "legitimate rape" is quite offensive. if not shocking. and i think it highlight what is we need still to do to educate people about crimes against women in violence and the need to take it seriously and that we encourage victims to come forward. often women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are reluctant to come forward because they are concerned t
will emphasize the major themes of president obama's reselection campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaand we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the de
"." >> we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. and we aren't going to have four more years of barack obama. >> we tried what they are selling. we tried it for a decade. it didn't work then and won't work now. gwen: countdown to election day. and on the airwaves, the big debate looms, 40 days to go as the candidates drill down on the economy. >> you think if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, all our problems are going to go away? >> his plan is the spluss, how did the first one go. how much of it did you get? it was cash for clunkers. did you get help from that? gwen: and duke it on foreign policy. >> i'm pretty certain there will be bumps in the road because in a lot of these places, the one organizing brell has been islam. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. [laughter] >> yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road? these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. gwen: the candidates, the polls, the issues, the voters, we are in the heartland tonight. covering the week, charles babington of th
convention. we begin with 2 authors written extensively about president obama and first lady jody cantor of the new york times and david march inis of the washington post. >> when barack obama became president, we 'might see that mellow michigan rhode island hawaiian quality. we've seen some of that for sheumplet he turned out to be the super competitive perfectist. the story wrote came out of years of hearing the stories the president grading everything, grading people. always wanting to be the best, even at small pursuits like bowling. there's a lot of advantage to this, the fact he worked so hard at everything that he wants to be the best is an admirable quality. that's part of what gave him the confidence to run for the president sivment yet there can also be a down side. >> he spent 10 years of his early life trying to figure himself out. all of the contradictions the world through at him. from the time he left hawaii at the age of 18 until the time he went to harvard law school at 28. very introspective. that period he did figure himself gave him the satisfied to get to the white h
obama said he believes in redistribution. >> also the fallout from the anti-american violence in the middle east. >> was their intelligence prior to this attack? if not, why not? >> advice from mike russell. >> i said relax. just be one of yourselves. >> mitt romney has become the 2012 elections man of constant sorrow. ever since "mother jones" published a video in which he appears to write off half the country last may well talking to donors in florida. scott brown and republican george allen. >> you said nearly half the country see themselves as victims? >> no. i love very positively -- >> you disagree with governor romney? >> i have my own point of view. >> my guess would be george allen wished he did not have to answer questions like that. >> i think he did not answer questions like that. the reason that statement was so bad is because it was mitt romney is point of view. he sees nearly half the country as moochers who want a handout from government. he does not understand why they don't just borrow from their parents or take money from their trust funds. he does not agree
country forward, my husband, our president, barack obama. ( cheers and applause ) thank you. god bless you. god bless america. >> first lady of the united states, the most popular women in the country. more popular than her husband. certainly more popular than anybody else in this room right now, judy. >> woodruff: i think by far, gwen, the woman who knows the president of the united states better than anyone in 22-23-minute speech, it was a blend of the personal, the biographical, the political, the inspirational, and a call to arms. making almost a plea at the end there to people to recognize that they need to go out and work to get her husband elected for this country to move ahead and do what it can do and be what it can be. >> she is more in love with her house now than four years ago and probably hoping everybody in this room and outside this room was more in love as well. >> you're right. i think it was a genius speech, true genius. it was sophisticate sophisticate without ever once mentioning mitt romney's name, she drew a stark, graphic, dramatic contrast between the two lives. sh
on "inside washington," president obama makes his case for a second act. >> yes, that pat is harder, but it leads to a better place. the road is longer but we travel it together. we leave no one behind. >> his supporting cast. >> for barack, success is not about how much money you make, it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. >> abortion, contraception, the women's vote. >> on day one and they came out for women's health and have not let up since. >> big dog is backed. >> we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will go down on trickle-down -- double down on trickle-down. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i don't want to bore you with the numbers but as of friday morning, president obama, 46.7%, mitt romney, a 46.7%. they are statistically tied in battleground states as well. 2/3 of the american people think that the country is headed in the wrong direction, and we learned that the jobless rate is 8.1%, down one from 8.3
think we are going to see a dramatically different rock obama -- barack obama if he wins, and specifically with regard to campaign finance reform. now he has said, and i got to play by the rules, because i cannot lose, but when i get in, i am going to fix this campaign finance issue, so what are your thoughts? >> i think my answer is the same, and that is that i do not know. now i do not think anyone knows. it is the obvious race between obama and romney, but it is the issue of campaigning, and we do not know who is going to end up in the white house if he wins reelection. there are differences between the two. obama campaigned as a leader, but he governs as a timid leader. you cannot be a transformational leader and not ruffle many feathers, and he understands that, and we have wasted a lot of pressures term, and if we go back to the original stimulus bill, if it had been better crafted, better targeted, larger, we would have perhaps not had ongoing erosion in terms of jobs that we have seen, so time matters comi-con when it comes to us it -- time matters when it comes t
that president obama faced, the way he responded to them, why those were the right choices for the american people and why we need to stick with an economic program that builds on again what he tried to do in office with success and i think what president obama is trying to do equally. we haven't felt it as much as we need to but i think it will build success. >> charlie, let's think about four years ago today. 4 years ago today bill clinton was a con troa verse yal and i would say somewhat discredited figure within the democratic party. difficult primary struggle between barack obama and hillary clinton. there was really animosity between the obama camp and clinton camp and he was not a happy person at that time, at least he wasn't meap politically. you talk about resilience. you talk about -- i mean this is remarkable. he really was down and four years later he is critical, he's a validate tor for barack obama. let's go back tor where i was. republicans weren't quite as generous in the '90s in their support for bill clinton nowl saying let's go back to the clinton years. >> one thing i di
. i apologize now let me get it right. >> charlie:i read a usa interview with president obama and he talked about the fact he thinks the country is not caught up in the eye lee logical divide but caught up in the idea why things don't work, which is dysfunction in washington. there are partisan feelings about democrats and republicans but it's not an ideological thing. is that true? >> in statistics 2 to 1 more americans identify themselves as conservative. >> charlie:i'm say ideological in terms of extreme of either party. >> they don't want that. this election is not going to be decided by the extremity bull the people dead center who believe in a right of center economic approach and a leave us alone on social issues. so they're closer to barack obama on sewingal closer to mitt romney on economic issues so they're torn. >> charlie:bait way there's a difference between independent and affiliated. >> check democratic and choose both. unaffiliated says i don't care. ly follow this on election day and that's t the problem is neither candidate is speak to go them in a way they want to
. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, the spotlight is on president obama. it's his turn to make the case for a second term, after former president clinton set the stage for him last night. >> woodruff: we assess the president's record and his leadership style as commander in chief. >> ifill: we'll be joined by our floor reporter ray suarez and historians michael beschloss and richard norton smith. >> woodruff: and with us in the skybox again tonight for insight and analysis are mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> they can be enlightening or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. because an open dialogue is what open doors. wells fargo. together we'll go far. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology,
on to the contrary... first, women dominate the democratic convention. but will they go to the polls for barak obama? then, republicans who support marriage equality. >> hello i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to the contrary. a discussion of news and social friends from by verse ber speculatives. up first, the important choice ahead for women voters. [♪] barack obama and the democrats believe women will be the deciding factor in the presidential election. so they are working hard to drive them to the polls. >> and if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. >> at their convention, democrats put women front, center and really everywhere. there were tributes to women senators and women house members. one woman after another took to the stage to make the case for reelecting president obama. >> we are far better off with barack obama than we were with george w. bush. that is why the republicans said gotcha. are you better off? absolutely. >> when you look at our convention, you see america represented. you see the diversity. you see the role of women all o
obama because that was his career many years ago. from the very beginning because of the depths of the problems in our economy the action president took gm bailout, a lot of people in business felt it was a mistake. i think he has been proven right krmpleght some say it may be crucial in states that might give him the presidency. >> i think it was also crucial in helping as president clinton said to put the foundation underneath the collapse going on. not just politically. i don't think in january of '09 as this things was melting down, the president and his advisors no matter how political they may be, gee, in '12, ohio, michigan. >> charlie:they were doing what they thought was best for the country. >> exactly. ill think it's been proven to be the right decision. not one favorable among the business community at the time to be frank with you. i saw that. there was a sense that this is interference that shouldn't take place. but if you're the captain of the team you will do whatever it takes within reason to save that team and that's how president saw it. >> charlie:would the b
with obama. what do you do? mitt does not have a rose garden. >> charles, you write that in the wake of what is happening in the middle east, romney's "un willingness to go big is simply astonishing." >> it was a great opening this week, with embassies of flame, the ambassador killed, writes -- riots -- that is a collapse of the four-year policy on the middle east. rather than make a serious speech connecting the dots and talking about exactly that, the collapse of the policy or the result of a naive approach to tyrants in the region, he does want to drive-by shot, which was accurate, but it was only one, and then he gives a speech to the clinton global initiative about reforming foreign aid, for god's sake. that is a huge opportunity missed. the core problem is this un willingness to go large and bait and tackle the big issues, which if he did, he could win, but he seems reluctant to do it. >> nina? >> i will not take on charles on the merits of these arguments, although i agree that a major foreign policy speech -- i don't think it would have changed things, but it would make him look like
has seen that both campaigns are trying to make the case. president obama is trying to say i'll create more jobs if i'm reelected and mitt romney is saying change course. >> reporter: we heard from a few folks on the listen to me project on what the most important issue was. here are voices from north carolina talking about jobs and economy. >> i think by far the most important issue is the economy. i think it with would turn around if there were more cooperation in washington. >> a lot of people don't have jobs and are losing their jobs and after being -- you know -- at jobs for years and they are shipping jobs overseas and everything like thank when we look at the unemployment -- everything like that. >> reporter: when we look at the map it's evenly distributed across the state. >> it's pretty bad every year. it's industries prevalent but declining over the last deck caismed when you look at the research try angle, technology companies moving in, people moving from other states that's one of areas where it's stronger. that's where the campaigns are focusing energy because we have mor
in charlotte, north carolina. "give me four years, america." barack obama prepares to make his case for reelection at this convention. the european central bank unveiled its most ambitious plan yet to rescue the currency, and markets like what they hear. back here in charlotte, we take a tour of this gathering, where it appears the delegates still love their president. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. tonight, barack obama will officially accept his party's nomination for the presidential election this november. he will then use that acceptance speech to make his pitch to american voters that they will be better off if they give him four more years in the white house. last night, he turned to sa s democratic star for a bit of help. [applause] >> the once disgraced president rose to the rescue. obamamania has faded, along with hope and change, and the man who describes himself as a little country boy is a hero for now, much more popular than the president appeared this was classic clinton -- only sheer charisma can hold a crowd enraptured with a sp
to do it. when president obama was elected, he had made a speech where he talked about america is part of the world, and he went to istanbul and cairo in his first year and talked about independence and the need to work together, and he was punished by the media and his own party, and the result is he talks mainly about america, we are number one, god bless america, and i do one god to bless america, but i want them to bless the whole world. the focus on the american exhibition where, first of all, every nation thinks it is exceptional. in switzerland, they talk about it, and in france, they talk about it that the french think similarly. and this does not mean that we are exceptional in the sense that we can solve problems by ourselves, that we can fix the things the way we did 100 years ago. thinking about immigration, there is nothing we can do. we cannot do that one nation at a time. even if we suddenly had all of the alternative energy and if we got off the petroleum teet and started using geothermal energy, 80% to 85% of the emissions come from other countries. we do these things
for president obama. >> different styles president obama will tend to come in a quite tight lawyerly way. president clinton likes to hear more of the discussion, to think things through. they end up in the same place in the sense they have gotten out of the people that work for them everything they know and they're making the decision based on fact and. >> we condition request john podesta former chief of staff for president clinton and director of transition. >> what's really critical is for him to frame the choice about what this election is about. 2 very, very different view tion and approaches to the us economy. he's got credibility about what works and what doesn't. i think he can remind people about what has worked for them in the past and set a path for the future. so i think one of the things that he will do is spend his time talking about the challenges that president obama faced, the way he responded to them, why those were the right choices. >> charlie:we conclude with jeff sell any of the new york times and john harris of politico. >> i think they're worried about what's goin
disgusted by t it is a dynamic story and we don't know the full story and full evolution of barack obama. who would have thought he would have asked bill clinton to come prop him up. that shows you. >> only point i would make, charlie the purpose of it is not to give joy to reporters. we have a serious business. politics is get rg small and petty we have some power to elevate that and focus on what we think is important. >> charlie:are we doing that? >> we're not doing as well -- you push the rock up the hill. >> charlie:thank you, yon thank you i didn't have. thank you for joining us see you next time captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight the conversation with the former secretary of labor, robert reich. he talks about the two-party agenda and what they must do it if they win in november. he is out with a new book called "beyond how to arrange -- beyond outrage here " we are glad you joined us. >> there is a saying king had that said there is right thing. by do
and ask deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter about the obama team's goals. >> ifill: then we examine the challenges ahead for the democrats floor reporter ray suarez talks to pollster andy kohut. >> woodruff: with the festivities here in a southern city, we assess what the party needs to do to win the south in november. >> ifill: and why conventions can be an important organizing tool. hari sreenivasan reports on the effort to win battleground north carolina's 15 electoral votes. >> woodruff: plus gwen and i will be joined here tonight and every night this week for insight and analysis from newshour regulars mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 2121entu and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporati
. >> ifill: tonight barack obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term. >> woodruff: presidential historians miesh yale beschloss and richard norton smith are standing by in washington. ray suarez is down on the floor. >> ifill: we go to the podium where caroline kennedy has just begin goon speak. >> fighting for jobs, giving hope to the hopeless and working day in and day out for the america he believes in. i was inspired by barack obama's vision for america, an america where we look out for one another wrrk we take responsibility for our sisters and brothers, and most of all for our children. back then i was inspired about it promise of barack obama's presidency. today i'm inspired by his record. [cheers and applause] over the past four years, we've had a president who has committed himself and his administration to the values that made america great. economic fairness, equal opportunity, and the belief that if each of us gives back to this country we love and all of us work together, there's no challenge we cannot overcome. [ applause ] those are the ideals that my father and
. with 60 days until election day, the real mitt romney-barack obama faceoff has pea gun. >> -- has begun. >> if mitt was santa claus he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. gwen: this week, it was the democrats' turn to stir up the troops. >> i have seen first hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> it's time for democrats to grow a backbone and stand up for what we believe. gwen: and as the economy coughed out another disappointing jobs report, the republicans are ready to strike back. >> there's almost nothing the president has done in the last 3 1/2, four years that gives the american people confidence he knows what what he's doing when it comes to jobs and the economy. gwen: the stage is set for the beg fall fight. we're back from charlotte with peter baker of "the new york times." dan balz of "the washington post." jeanne cummings of bloomberg news. and michael duffy of "time" magazine. >> award-whipping reporting and analysis. -- award-winning reporting and analysis. live from our nation's capital this is "washington week wit
for young americans! [ applause ] all these issues i know we're better off because president obama made the decisions he did. now, that brings me to health care. the republicans call it derisive leo bama care. they say it's a government fay over, a disaster if we just elect them they will repeal it. well, are they right? let's take a look at what's actually happened so far. first, individuals and businesses have already gotten more than a billion dollars in refunds from insurance companies because requires 80 to 85% of your premium to go to your health care not profits or promotions. [applause] and the -- bunch of insurance companies have applied to lower their rate to comply with the requirements. second, more than three million young people between 19 and 25 are insured for the first time because their parents' policy can cover them. third, millions of seniors are receiving preventive care all the way from breast cancer screenings to test for heart problems and scores of other things, younger people are getting them, too. fourth, soon the insurance companies not the government, the in
also did a good job in selling the new theme. the new theme is not barack obama, european socialists. the new theme is disappointment. we were all happy four years ago with his message of hope and change, but there is no hope. there was no change. now we have to move on. you know, whether they believe it in their heart, it is a good theme. >> it is better than mitch mcconnell almost right out of the box after the election saying our job is to defeat this guy. i think that they did well. it is a new introduction. this is the moment people will finally start to tune in. labor day weekend, it is the convention. this is the real deal for the next two months, and i think that they looked -- they did not do anything wacko. all the french stuff was completely suppressed. >> except for clint eastwood. >> accept or clint eastwood. -- except for clint eastwood. they had a little problem with factual things, but other than that, they did well. >> i think romney succeeded in convincing the convention that he was one of them. that was the first thing he had to do. he did present to the american p
cases in january and february of last year. you know, at the time of those uprising, president obama said what was remarkable about the arab spring was that it wasn't about us, it was about them. it was about throwing avenue old dictators. well, whenever you traveled through the region there wasals -- always -- was always still a little bit of an undercurrent of about us, whether we were supporting democracy or imposing our values. this week it really became about us because these awful videos that you've seen were really what happens w wn american free speech meets american religious tolerance or intolerance. gwen: let's explain that. it's a trailer for a film we have heard about and relatively few people have seen which was crude and offensive and circulated widely apparently around the region. but was that really the animating thing? or was there resentment that had always been there, doyle? >> well, it's both. but in fact the e lm was getting around and was being actively prop 0 gated by two different kinds of people in egypt. it's a very strange story. one was a number of coptic
. we're on obama loving state. once people cast that vote for obama to set the course for another four years, thinks to going to auger for elizabeth warren very well. i think there's going to be a lot of momentum in her direction. >> reporter: when voters talk to each other is there consciousness that the senate is so site and a change of seats could mean so much to massachusetts? >> i think today it's not the case but within the final two weeks, yes. i think it's going to be very clear that the senate is in the balance and each one of these senate seats depending on how each day votes will determine whether or not there's a progressive on energy, on health care, on foreign policy or there's a very conservative member who is making those decisions. i think that's going to drive a lot of the vote in massachusetts. >> reporter: is it tough to drive turnout when a lot of people have experienced underwater mortgages, loss of equity in their homes when they've lost overtime, feeling not as wealthy as they were a couple years ago? >> i can't speak for the whole country but in massachusetts,
president barack obama. we arrived this morning straight from tampa where republicans may still be partying tonight after sending their new ticket, mitt romney and paul ryan, on the road. >> unlike president obama, i will not raise taxes on the middle class of america. as president, i will protect the sanctity of life, i will honor the institution of marriage. and i will guarantee america's first liberty, the freedom of religion. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [laughter] and to heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. [applause] gwen: that speech and the rest of the g.o.p. convention showcased the party's leading light and energized debate. can democrats do the same thing next week, karen? >> this is interesting because the two conventions are back to back with a holiday weekend in between. but one thing -- gwen: oh, a holiday? i forgot about that. >> for everyone but those of us that are here. and one thing that i think they have done is laid down some premises that the democrats are going to have to address. and in particular this line
of monetary value is going to be in jeopardy and we are really on the cliff. obama knows it; boehner knows it; the economists know it and we've got a presidential campaign going on and everyone's whistling past it. >> rose: andy murray and bob woodward when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: andy murray is here, he is the 2012 u.s. open champion. inform a dramatic five-set match last night, he beat the defending champion novak djokovic. tom fordice of the bbc said this "andy murray's nerve mangling history making triumph was many things: one of the great finals of the modern era, a late-night thriller from the city that never sleeps, a breathtaking demonstration of physical strength and mental fortitude. it was also the perfect book end to a few months that british sports can scarcely believe and will never forget." here is a look at match point. >> great britain has a men's grand slam champion! andy murray! >> rose: andy murray became the first british man to win a grand slam since fred perry in 1936. tha
. but tonight i'd ask a simple question: if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's president obama? (applause) you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the say day you voted for him. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. (laughter) and to heal the planet. (laughter) my promise is to help you and your family. (cheers and applause) >> rose: romney left tampa this morning for campaign stops that included louisiana and ohio. we look back now at some of the conversations in tampa that reflect not just on the republican national convention but also larger issues about america and its future. we begin with tom friedman. so here we have a party coming together to talk about how they see the world and nominate a candidate. >> well, one of the things that struck me last night was that the stories, each of the speakers told about their immigrant experience, whether it was nickie hailey talking about the daughter of immigrant parents, it was others
tampa, and a relatively strong convention in some ways, and barack obama. and can remind people of that. we want our president to be a bigger than life, exciting figure. the last three people we elected fit that bill. and that is, again, a big advantage for barack obama, that he can use the stage to remind people of. >> rose: we continue with governor martin o'malley of larnd, arising star in the democratic party. >> i hope that we make the case that america's best days are still in front of us. if we continue to make better choices, if we continue to make the investments our parents and grandparents made in our nation so that we can create jobs, and expand opportunity. and that's what i hope comes out of this convention. and then there's a lot of cynicism in the world. and there are a lot of our neighbors who are still hurting. and a lot of us have stopped believing that america's best days are in front of us. and i hope what we're able to do is underscore those areas where we actually are making progress creating jobs and getting our country out of this bad recession. >> rose: we conc
the character of the obama team has work very hard to sell to voters in swing states, which is this is a very wealthy person who looks out for and things first and foremost about himself and his wealthy friends, so that is why it is so hurtful to his campaign because it played into the narrative president obama was trying to drive into the campaign. tavis: we have seen a lot of politicians who have gone to 60 minutes to try to set the record straight. mr. romney has done that. now did you get a chance to see it, and what did you make about his appearance? >> he is trying to restart a conversation about the economy that is focused on barack obama. he was supposed to be doing the same thing but got sidetracked and badly by this video. he will be ablepresident to get over this. he has to hope that is not the majority of people. the fact that a majority of people do not approve of how barack obama has handled the economy, but ultimately those people will say i am done with a guy who is currently in office. let's give the other guy a chance. the interview he has done and he is going to continue to
the presidency. >> we continue this evening with a look at president obama from two people who have written extensively about him, they are peter baker of "the new york times" and jonathan alter. >> if you look at it just in terms of his accomplishments, if you go down the list of what got done in the first two years, he obliterates bill clinton in terms of achievements as law is passed which is often the way that presidents are judged, obviously clinton had a better economy and conditions of the country were better, he did better on deficit reduction. >> but in terms of changing the structure of government and laws with long-term impact on all kind of things that people don't even think about from mileage standards to stirring up tens of billions of dollars for student loans, for people who are going to college. >> and the end of obama care and nobody knows about it, there are about a dozen major accomplishments that compare favorably to lyndon johnson. >> politics, conventions and the president in context. when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. captionin
obama. but if we have 3 and growth for neither party has a good adenned ga. who do i are trust? who is going to give me balance. navigate fees cross current. one of the roan i say the democrats from the advantage hail obama hasn't come out with a plan, he seems like the guy who is cape believe of doing did. mitt romney has not shown what. >> we continue former chief of staff for president obama, bill daley. >> there will be a point people do have to govern. i do not believe that the leadership and the republican members of the congress are irresponsible. maybe it's everybody's going to look down in the abis and say you know what we may want to continue our games but this has gotten much more serious. >> charlie:we con krawd this evening with mark halperin, maggie and swron heilemann. looking at the politics of this convention. one of the weakest things i think about governor conventions which had success they drove no he message out of. there was no single message that said to people, remember what we said m tampa we're going to drill it in your head. i think the obama campaign will
. >> i'm gwenifell. president obama's economic record takes center stage with immigration, education and reproductive rights. we will hea voices from c.e.o.sd auto workers to president of planned parenthood. the most anticipated speech will be former president clinton who will nominate barak obama for a second term. our coverage goes beyond the skybox you with check out our coverage of the activities inside and outside the hall. >> down to the convention floor and to ray. >> part of the argument or the coupter argument the democrats are making to the republican convention in tampa has to do with filling out the president's recordment and here speaking for him in the coming minutes will be the democratic leader in the house of representative, nancy pelosi, and two members of president obama's cabinet. secretary of education arne duncan and secretary of agriculture and former iowa governor, tom vilsack. we will hear from north carolina luminaries the longest serving governor jim hunt and the former mayor of charlotte harvey b. gantt and leading later to the anticipated speeches from ma
that he doesn't understand the problems of ordinary americans. what president obama beats him on, he understands my problems, three to one. that's an unsustainable number. they have to try and turn that around. >> you can do one of two things to court voters. you can say something where you reach out to them or they can feel something in you that they connect to. the problem for mitt romney is that the essential mitt romney for the final group of voters he needs is hidden. either in his tax returns or his behavior. and then what the democrats have been playing on is boy, what's hid season scary. that's why this video came out this week in which he spoke frankly about the 47% who support barack obama, said they were essentially moochers, i talked to a republican strategist who's worked in previous campaigns in the white house and said that felt like it was the first time i was seeing mitt romney. that's a problem. if your most a-- authentic moment is your most damaging moment, that's a problem. gwen: that's what i found interesting in watching that tape. he sounded like a political s
's the first of three days when the democrats make their case for a second term for president obama and vice president biden. >> woodruff: we'll take you to the floor to hear speakers and delegates. >> ifill: and step outside the arena to talk with massachusetts senate candidate elizabeth warren. >> woodruff: winning the youth vote was critical four years ago. ray suarez examines the effort this time around. >> ifill: half the delegates here are women. we'll look at the democrats' efforts to maintain their gender edge. >> woodruff: and gwen and i will be joined again tonight for insight and analysis from newshour regulars mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> they can be enlightening or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. because an open dialogue is what open
, unwelcome news for president obama's re-election bid, and a talking point for mitt romney's campaign. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we debate the candidates' policy prescriptions, and the impact of the new numbers on any bounce for democrats after their convention. >> woodruff: ray suarez examines the pakistan-based insurgents known as the haqqani network, designated a terrorist group by the state department. >> brown: what will it take to convince voters still on the fence? margaret warner talked to a group of undecided virginians who watched the president's speech last night. >> i would have liked a lot more optimism, a lot more energy about moving forward. >> it didn't change my mind. it didn't change my opinion. it didn't offer anything that i didn't really know before. >> woodruff: back from two weeks of political conventions are mark shields and david brooks. >> brown: and who's calling the penalties and signaling the touchdowns? the football season begins with replacement referees. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight'
foreign policy and protests in the middle east between governor romney and president obama. joining us is john dickerson of cbs. >> the long-standing tradition that in campaigns politics stops at the water's edge, senator van den berg's quote that may be a little bit outdated but romney jumped in so fast here that it was just kind of breaking with the normal tradition. but there is another point here which is i talked to a very senior military man last night who said first reports are always wrong. the reason you hold back for a minute is you just know the news is going to change. and in this case iting chad there were more deaths. and so romney's statement looked out of sync with the mourning and the shock that was going on when everybody woke up on wednesday morning. >> rose: we continue with a look at that and more with david brooks of "the new york times". and it underlines i think a problem with romney, which he is just not a philosophical guy. you know, the people who know him well like him. they say he's a good manager. he just doesn't have philosophical interests. >> rose: we c
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